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Education Is a Becoming Process

Isa Adney | Posted 11.13.2014 | Education
Isa Adney

How do you measure who someone has become after an education, a class, a teacher, a degree? How do you measure hope, trust, citizenship, critical thinking, art, respect, self-esteem, or a desire for growth and contribution?

Community Colleges Continue to Step Up Their Game

Dr. Robert L. Breuder | Posted 11.05.2014 | College
Dr. Robert L. Breuder

The following post is a modified version of an article written by College of DuPage President Dr. Robert L. Breuder and printed in an internal newslet...

Campaign Time

Dr. Dustin Swanger | Posted 11.03.2014 | Education
Dr. Dustin Swanger

We need to have open discussions on campus, not about each and every issue (there isn't time), but about the need to think critically regarding voting. Teaching students to look at the issues and the candidates is important, it is also difficult.

Developing Leadership

Dr. Dustin Swanger | Posted 11.03.2014 | College
Dr. Dustin Swanger

What is leadership? Often, people believe that someone is a "born leader" or that leadership is some personality trait that is part of one's very being.

The Number One Question We Should Be Asking Low-Income Students

Isa Adney | Posted 10.15.2014 | College
Isa Adney

One of the faculty who had worked with an elementary school where the teachers visited the homes of each parent shared how they start each meeting with a simple, yet profound question: "What are your hopes and dreams for your child?"

'We Have Allowed Community Colleges To Become Separate And Unequal'

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 10.06.2014 | College

Vladimir de Jesus is an art major at LaGuardia Community College in New York City. After six years in school, he still doesn't yet have an associate's...

The Biggest Misconception About Community College

Isa Adney | Posted 11.15.2014 | College
Isa Adney

Community colleges don't accept just "anyone." They accept everyone. And like any form of public education, that's what makes it so complicated and so important.

Speaking Truth to Educational Policy: A Review of Mettler's Degrees of Inequality

Sonya Christian | Posted 11.15.2014 | College
Sonya Christian

I read Degrees of Inequality with increasing agitation and urgency as she detailed real tragedy -- the betrayal of this American dream for many students seeking a better life.

Opening the Doors of Elite College: What It'll Take

Lillian Zepeda | Posted 11.04.2014 | College
Lillian Zepeda

When I transferred to NYU, my dream college, the experience was starkly different. Catering to traditional students -- younger than I was, financially dependent upon parents and without children -- NYU fell short in addressing my needs.

First Day of College

Dr. Dustin Swanger | Posted 11.03.2014 | College
Dr. Dustin Swanger

When you think of your first day of college, you think back about the anticipation of meeting new people, the confusion of a new environment, the anxiety of the amount of work to do and perhaps the excitement of preparing for your future.

Removing a Bottleneck to Community College Success

Bob Hildreth | Posted 10.26.2014 | Education
Bob Hildreth

William Gomez Perreira and his mother, Ana, live in Chelsea, Mass., a working class city hard by Boston, that sends a good number of students to community colleges. The students -- largely low income and minority -- face a serious obstacle once they set foot on the community college campus.

Going To This Type Of College Won't Help You Get Hired

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 08.18.2014 | College

A new study comparing graduates of for-profit colleges with those of cheaper community colleges found attending a school like the University of Phoeni...

How Professors Help Community College Students Transfer

Isa Adney | Posted 09.14.2014 | College
Isa Adney

Around 75 percent of community college students who enroll in a community college report that their primary goal is to transfer and ultimately earn a bachelor's degree. Unfortunately, according to the Community College Survey of Student Engagement fewer than half of those students currently reach that goal.

Avoiding the Need for Student Debt Relief

Rassoul Dastmozd, Ph.D. | Posted 08.24.2014 | College
Rassoul Dastmozd, Ph.D.

College matters. Education matters. Having a well-paying and satisfying job matters. Being able to live as free as possible from college debt matters. I don't believe the American dream for most people is to go to the most expensive Ivy League or most prestigious research institution, and then go on to become rich and famous.

When Your HS Graduates Choose Community College

Isa Adney | Posted 08.19.2014 | College
Isa Adney

It scares me how much the negative stereotypes of community colleges have crept into the national psyche. Because they creep into community college students' psyches as well and make them feel unworthy of success before they've even begun.

Three Ways For You To Stay Competitive In The New Economy

Leila Chirayath Janah | Posted 08.12.2014 | Impact
Leila Chirayath Janah

Landing a 9-to-5 job with a pension is harder today than ever. In order to thrive in the 21st century, you have to be a savvy citizen of the digital economy or risk being left behind.

A Two-Year Career Path

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 07.05.2014 | Business
Jerry Jasinowski

Community colleges are uniquely suited to working with local businesses and other enterprises to determine precisely what training and skills are needed in a local area.

The Common Core

Dr. Dustin Swanger | Posted 06.16.2014 | College
Dr. Dustin Swanger

There are a LOT of great teachers and administrators who really care about the education of our children. I believe that if we asked those teachers how to improve education, we would get very good answers

States Investigate Extreme Measures to Increase College Accessibility

Dr. Robert L. Breuder | Posted 05.14.2014 | College
Dr. Robert L. Breuder

While we may not be able to fix problems at the state level, we can help future generations make wise decisions, enabling them to achieve their educational goals while taking on minimal debt.

States Consider Offering Free Community College

Stateline | Adrienne Lu | Posted 03.12.2014 | College

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

Community College Pays Off Too

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 02.20.2014 | College

For every dollar a student spends on community college, they can expect a cumulative $4.80 back in higher future wages, according to a recent report. ...

The Biggest Mistakes Transfer Students Make

Alexandra Rice | Posted 04.07.2014 | College
Alexandra Rice

It's far too easy to miss a deadline or to forget to send a document, causing you to lose your spot at your dream school. The following tips can help students to avoid transfer credit fails, financial aid missteps, and new-school shell shock.

Community Colleges Play More Vital Role than Ever

Rassoul Dastmozd, Ph.D. | Posted 04.06.2014 | College
Rassoul Dastmozd, Ph.D.

What community colleges need to do is keep the role that we play in higher education visible and accessible to all citizens, just as we have been doin...

California Dreamers: Education for All

Sonya Christian | Posted 03.10.2014 | Education
Sonya Christian

Recently, I had lunch with the past president of the Bakersfield College student body, Danitza Romo. She was first in her family to go to college, as well as an undocumented immigrant in California who has tapped into the benefits of the DREAM Act.

Why Is One Commission Trying to Close California's Largest Public College?

Capital and Main | Gary Cohn | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

The following story was reported by Capital and Main as part of its California Exposé investigative series, and published here in collaborati...